IST | 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Empowering Communities via Storytelling
Storytelling has become as essential skill needed to amplify the right messages to the right set of stakeholders. In this session, leaders will learn the nuances of storytelling to enable people from their communities to become digital change makers for the organisation. Using social media and other available platforms, participants will understand how to strengthen citizen engagement to enable a more direct social change.
(CLOSED DOOR | INVITE ONLY)
IST | 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM
22 Years Since Inception, Is Dasra Surviving Or Thriving?
Dasra meaning ‘enlightened giving’ in Sanskrit, was founded in 1999 on the simple premise that supporting non-profits in their growth will scale their impact on the vulnerable lives they serve. Beginning with incubating NGOs like Magic Bus and Villgro and enabling them to scale, two decades later this theory of change continues to thrive at Dasra.
This session will see Dasra Co-founders Deval Sanghavi and Neera Nundy walking down memory lane and having a candid conversation about Dasra’s journey, what has really worked, and more importantly what hasn’t. It will also bring together Dasra’s leadership to shed light on the length and breadth of Dasra’s diverse endeavours, perspectives shaping Dasra’s thinking, and how it’s advancing towards achieving its vision of building a transformed India where a billion thrive with dignity and equity.
IST | 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
GMT | 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Dare to Lead: Empowering Local Women Leaders For Inclusive Cities
Session Partner: Janaagraha
The Councilor is the bridge between citizens and the government at the “first-mile” and in that capacity is the closest to the citizen. Thus, councilors hold immense potential in driving the inclusive sanitation agenda in cities to ensure that the most marginalised citizens are able to access sanitation services. Hence, to strengthen urban local governments in India and to drive inclusive growth in cities, it is imperative to strengthen elected councilors in cities – with a special focus on “women councilors”.
In this session, Janaagraha and Dasra will launch a detailed report on the leadership development of councilors, outlining the need for capacity building, the opportunity to build systematic leadership for the councilors, and laying the foundation for a leadership development programme with a gender lens.
IST | 05:00 PM – 06:30 PM
GMT | 11:30 AM – 01:00 PM
EDT | 07:30 AM – 09:00 AM
Economic Recovery For Rural Women: Reimagining Sustainable Consumption
Session Partner: Industree Foundation
Over 230 million people have fallen below the minimum wage line with approximately 50% of formal workers moving to informal jobs. As we emerge from the pandemic, it is time to think about the role of sustainable livelihoods to rebuild rural India post-COVID. While there are challenges throughout the supply chain, enabling market access could be the key to building long-term sustainability.
The focus of the session is to understand how might we effectively enable market access for producer groups and artisanal communities, in markets currently dominated by fast and hyper-consumption. Join us to hear from sector experts and thought leaders in this space like Industree Foundation, HSBC India, and others on how they envision the sector to bounce back and what they can collectively achieve with access to local and global markets.
IST | 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
EDT | 09:00 AM – 10:30 AM
GMT | 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
PDT | 06:00 AM – 07:30 AM
Powering Through The Pandemic: Collective Action To Build Stronger Communities
The pandemic has had a gruelling impact on many vulnerable and marginalised groups in India. Within that, it is impossible to ignore its effects on India’s diverse adolescent population, who have long faced obstacles across education, nutrition, safety, livelihoods, mental health and sexual and reproductive health services and entitlements. The past two years have only further widened these gaps. The 10to19: Dasra Adolescents Collaborative, with young people at the centre of its goals and priorities, is committed to assessing, ensuring, and advocating for their holistic development, well-being, safeguarding, inclusion, and resilience in the immediate and long term.
This session will bring together funders, NGO leaders, sector experts, government representatives, and young people to collectively chart out the path to the new normal for adolescent well-being. It will take you through the 10to19’s efforts in advancing the health, education, safety, and agency of young people from Jharkhand; the impact of the pandemic on them and the organisations serving them; the strategic shifts employed to continue serving their evolving needs; and the learnings, reflections, and recommendations that have been gathered along the way.